After the Dota 2 majors like Shanghai Major and Manila Major, Valve?s Dota 2 premier world tournament, The International 2016, is starting its first few matches on the road to the grand finals. More than the ?good matches, players are also excited to find out who?ll receive the $20,000,000 prize pot and if they?ve correctly predicted the tournament?s matches for Battle Pass rewards. Here?s a primer for the DOTA 2 The International 2016 schedules, livestreams and other important info.
According to the official The International 2016 site, you can watch Dota 2 The International 2016 games on its own streaming page. Alternatively, you can watch the matches on Twitch and YouTube. If you have the game installed, you can watch the match with free camera control to help you appreciate the action and understand the plays better. The tournament will run starting August 8 until the Grand Finals on August 13.
The official schedule page of The International 2016 shows that the ?To Be Decided? entries are slowly being filled out as the matches begin in the tournament. Currently, the recent games are only for a best-of-one match. However, the succeeding matches will now be decided after a best-of-three matches, which gives more room for teams to make a comeback and for spectators enjoy more games.
Lastly, the Grand Finals will be decided on a best-of-five matches, which may easily give the finalist teams more window for turnarounds. The games might even be long enough to psych out the teams due to in-game frustration and fatigue, which adds to the drama of the tournament.
Aside from enjoying good matches, players are also hoping for particular teams to win and for the tournaments? brackets to turn out a certain way so they can get some Dota 2 The International 2016 Battle Pass rewards. If the players? predictions are right, they?ll receive in-game items which could be unique to The International 2016 event. Additionally, players who buy Battle Passes help The International 2016?s prize pot to grow bigger as 25 percent of the Battle Pass proceeds will go to the tournament?s pot. The stakes are definitely high for both the professional teams and the game?s avid fans, but casual audiences can also just enjoy the spectacle or learn a few tricks from watching the game?s current bests.